I almost didn’t go on a run this morning. Well, I almost didn’t run outside and thus almost took it to the gym. However, when I weighed the 80 degree heat at 6:30am due to yesterday’s 113 degree day against the thought of running on a treadmill, I decided I could handle a little heat.
My, how things have changed!
I ran my favorite 4.14 mile loop in 49:02, which gives me a pace of 11:52. Definitely not my fastest, but I wasn’t really going for speed this morning. I just needed a good, head-clearing run. Plus, it was hot!
I came back craving a smoothie like no other, so I whipped up a honeydew smoothie.
- 3 ice cubes
- handful fresh baby spinach
- 1 tbs nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 frozen banana
- ~1 cup honeydew melon
- 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- ~2/3 tbs warmed coconut butter
- handful Go Lean Crunch! Honey Almond Flax
It was so frothy! It also had far more of a liquid texture than usual, so even though it was about the same size as usual, my SIAB this morning seemed huge because it took forever to eat.
Nonetheless, I was hungry at lunchtime. Today is the first day I’ve been actually hungry in a few days, so the feeling was actually pretty welcome. I had leftovers from dinner last night: roasted broccoli and potatoes sprayed with olive oil, sprinkled with sea salt, ground pepper and garlic powder, roasted for 25 minutes at 400 degrees and topped with chicken and parmesan & romano.
I didn’t photograph last night’s dinner (total lie; I just think the pictures are ugly), so I’ll just show you lunch leftovers since it’s the same thing.
Natural sunlight > flash at night. Way.
Dessert was a perfect honey crisp apple and, a few hours later, I noshed on some carrots and hummus.
I feel bad for people that are forced to talk to me for the rest of the day. I could probably kill vampires with my breath, given how much garlic I’ve eaten today.
I forgot to do this for the last few days, so…
Saturday Morning Workout:
3 mile run @ 5.5 mph
30 minutes elliptical trainer
25 minutes stationary bike
Sunday Morning Workout:
Monday Morning Workout:
35 minutes elliptical trainer (30 min. high intensity + 5 min cool down)
45 minutes boot camp
Tuesday Morning Workout:
4.14 mile run in 49:02 with an average 11:52 pace